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Road safety - dangerous road junctions
The County Council uses a range of information to identify those sites across the County which are considered to show a higher risk of collisions than elsewhere.
Where are these places in North Yorkshire?
Sites which cause concern due to road safety issues are identified through regular analysis of collision data. Each year the County Council produces a list of sites on the County's road network where there have been four or more personal injury collisions in the last three years:
In urban areas - where the posted speed limit is 40 mph or lower, collisions within a radius of 50 metres of each other In rural areas - where the posted limit is over 40 mph, collisions within a radius of 100 metres of each other.
These sites are known as high-risk locations and are reported to County Council Area Committees as part of the annual collisions report. You can view this report for each of the Districts by clicking on the links at the bottom of this page.
More detailed investigation is then undertaken to look in detail at the collision reports for each site to see if there are common factors occurring and about which something can be done.
Funding is made available from the Integrated Transport Capital Programme to address those locations contained on the list that lend themselves to improvements and that are not already being addressed through current work programmes.
Road safety at dangerous junctions - frequently asked questions